Mama's On the Half Shell - or other seafood in B-More
I've got two friends coming in from out of town this weekend who have specifically requested seafood for our night out in Baltimore. We'll be in a group that could be anywhere from 4 to 10 people (still trying to make plans clearly) and it'll be either Friday or Saturday night and the cheaper the better. Both of my friends are still grad students, so entrees under $30 is an absolute must and under $20 would really be more their speed. And if it isn't infered from the price restrictions, I'm looking for pretty casual here. This is a group of friends that don't see each other very often, so lots of talking and laughing is sure to insue. From past posts I gather that Mama's on the Half Shell is a favorite, but that they do not take reservations. Does anybody have any other suggestions? Or is the wait at Mama's not likely to be a huge issue?
Being within walking distance of bars for after dinner socializing is also a plus.
btw...I know that if I searched I could likely find more information on my own, but the search function appears to be on the fritz again.
Not sure...I believe I read here that they don't take reservations, but I haven't checked that for myself yet. I was waiting until I got some confirmations from some of my friends. Most places don't take kindly to "I'd like to make a reservation for somewhere between 4 and 10 people plese." Although I now know it is actually between 6 and 10.
Edit: Just called. They take reservations Sunday through Thursday. Definately does not help my Friday night plans.
Not taking reservations on weekends is a downside, but aside from that you can't do better given your stipulations. The price is right in line with what you asked for, there are tons of bars within walking distance, and it's definitely a casual atmosphere.
I'd let them know you're coming and how many ahead of time, but be prepared to wait.